More Than It Hurts

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More Than It Hurts and other stories of (mis)adventure by womn who climb and mountaineer

Size: 6x9 inch, 200 pages

‘Tantalising and hard to put down, each story takes us on an intimate journey across continents, covering allterrain and emotions... More Than It Hurts will compel you to go out and conquer your own dreams.’ Monique Forestier‘

Inspiring, engrossing and thought-provoking ... this diverse anthology of personal stories left me with a longing to get out into the mountains again.’ - Tim Macartney-Snape

Fourteen climbers and mountaineers tell their insightful, hilarious and adrenaline-filled stories of adventure and misadventure in Australia and beyond.

Caitlin battles leukemia and self-doubt as she sets herself an epic climbing challenge. Vanessa eventually decides to stop free soloing with a rack and actually place some trad gear. Thelma and her friends become one of the first groups of women to bolt new routes in Iran. Araminta’s path to Paralympic glory (or so her father fondly hoped) hits a snag when she takes up climbing instead. Fed up with the patriarchy, Emily declares she will marry the mountains instead. Kate deals with the aftermath of a near-tragedy when a friend falls into a crevasse. Wendy fails to read the (obvious) warning signs as she heads into a rapidly flooding canyon to climb in Oman. In her late forties, Jessica learns what a crampon is and contemplates Mount Everest.

This collection of personal stories is produced by the non-profit rock-climbing group, Climb & Wine, to celebrate women, including people of diverse genders, and their contributions to rock-climbing and mountaineering.

It is published with support from lead sponsors Climbing Anchors & Mammut. Profits will be shared between Climb and Wine and the 14 contributors.